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1980 Yota

Just got her. I plan on making a rock crawler. It was cheap, it runs and has a solid front, so I couldn't pass it up. The steering has a lot of play, the gauges are all broken, and I think it is prone to over-heating, but I am excited for the build up. More to come...
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Nice little truck you got there. Good luck with the build. If you need help you can pm 84socal. He has a 84 solid axle with a 22R.
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That is badass!
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How much did you give for it? $2200 seems a bit much for a truck needing that much work.
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I paid 1500. These are note easy to find, so I think it was a good price.
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That's not a bad price. Most of the Toyotas I see are way overpriced.
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how many miles?

do what i've wanted to do for a while.. take out the cluter. and buy like autometer gauges and put them where the appropriate gauge use to be..
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how many miles?

do what i've wanted to do for a while.. take out the cluter. and buy like autometer gauges and put them where the appropriate gauge use to be..
Thats how I had my zuki

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exactly, but i wanna do oil pressure, volts, water temp, gas gauge, tac and maybe speedo but probably not. i think it could look cool in the stock cluster
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The only thing I wish I had was fuel level I had a center peice to mount one but sold the zuki before I could
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the brake lines in the rear need to be replaced. What is the best way to go about doing the brakes myself?
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OK got the brakes problem, handled.
New rear lines, wheel cylinders, spring kit and shoes... all waiting to be installed. As well as new Energy Suspension complete bushing kit.

That will take a while to install.
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That's pretty cool. A guy around the block from me has a nice one -- not built up much. A modest lift if any and slightly larger tires but it's still very cool. I keep meaning to stop in and say "Hi" but I haven't done it yet.
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They are tough little trucks. My buddy had an 82 Nissan King Cab, 4x4, 5 speed. Awesome little truck. The engine and trans were excellent.....until the clutch exploded. The bodies rust out bad on them though....never let them get out of control or you'll be replacing entire body panels.

Keep us updated on the progress for sure.
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Removed the bed, spare tire mount, and rear bumper.

replaced the bushings on the leaf springs and shackles.

replaced the rear brake hardware, including 1 metal brake tube, and parking brake cable.

waiting for new wheel bearings and seals before I put the rear all back together.

this has been all tedious, uninteresting stuff. I will post pictures when I get into the front half of the drivetrain
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Looks like a good start!
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